Care-Giving With Grace ~ Creating a Path for Dignity and Love
The Fabulous Women’s Group is very excited to gather the community for a very important topic about care-giving. This workshop will address the concerns that relate to elderly care and it will discuss the emotional changes that affect the entire family.
As our loved ones come to terms with changes in their health and realize their limitations, we must also figure out the best tools available to offer them emotional support, physical care, safety, and comfort.
“Among all adults with at least one parent age 65 or older, 30% say their parent or parents need help to handle their affairs or care for themselves.”
There is a growing need for care-givers as our parent’s generation lives longer. More often than not…….people between the ages of 40 and 59 are thrust into the care-giver role with little preparation. This workshop will provide the strategies needed to address the emotional fatigue, discuss quality care options and answer financial questions. It will also highlight local resources that can be supportive during the care-giving journey.
We have lined up several wonderful professionals to speak at this event. We have authors that will share personal stories that validate the challenges and blessings associated with care-giving. We have healers and resource professionals available for your questions. Yes, every person who has volunteered to put this day together is invested in serving our seniors and providing the best advice for local families. They will truthfully address what we need to put into place to help our loved ones age peacefully. They will also offer loving wisdom to help us take care of ourselves during this difficult process.
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
This is for men and women. If you are already in a care-giving role……….then this will be very beneficial to you. BUT just because your loved ones aren’t dependent right now doesn’t mean you shouldn’t come. In fact, we are courageously addressing an inevitable subject that will affect all of us at some point in our lives. It may be a parent, a grandparent, an aunt, an uncle, a husband, a wife, a partner, or a sibling. You also might want to attend because you are curious about what kind of options are out there for you. This event will strike a chord with your heart and you will be thankful to put tools in place for yourself and those you love.
WHO ARE THE SPEAKERS
Kira will draw from her twenty years experience and address the emotional changes that happen within the family during the care-giving journey. She’ll address the need for support and respite. President of Living Ideas for Elders Radio Host “Call Kira About Aging” Author: ” Call Kira’s Tips for Helping Your Aging Parent (without losing your mind).”
Marcy will address the difficult questions that come up with care-giving. She’ll offer expert advice on how to navigate through tough decisions and how to tap into local resources. CSA / Elder Care Manager and Family Coach Managing Director Senior Care Authority, Elder Roads Author of “Questions I Wish I Had Asked”
Dietrich will talk about his personal care-giving journey with his wife. He integrated love and humor into his daily exchanges, and he adopted a daily writing ritual that gave him some peace during the final stages of his wife’s life. He will share the compassionate life lessons that emerged from his care-giving experience. Author of ” Three Months….A Care-Giving Journey From Heartbreak to Healing.”
Claudia Orson Terry
Claudia will share her personal story about care-giving for her father for nearly eight years. She will give a voice to families that juggle the responsibility of raising young children and supporting their elders in one home. Claudia will talk about her pressure to manage her entire family and address the fear of losing herself. She will speak about the peace and relaxation that she found through yoga and a meditation practice.
WHAT IS THE CHARITABLE CAUSE?
We are excited to offer this professional workshop with FREE admission…….However, should you be in a position to make a donation, we are suggesting a $20.00 contribution to support our senior community. The proceeds will support PEP Housing which is dedicated to providing limited-income seniors access to affordable quality housing with supportive services and advocacy. We will also have a raffle table to support this cause. Please let us know if you have a donation to offer. All contributions are tax deductible.
WHAT IS THE DATE,TIME, AND LOCATION?
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm
Location: Rooster Run Event Center
2301 East Washington Street, Petaluma.
We are very grateful to Rooster Run Golf Club and Event Center for supporting this event. Their beautiful facility will be the perfect place to host this workshop and allow guests a cozy place to learn and share personal stories. Thank you Lane Morales and staff.
We would also like to thank Lace House Linens for donating table cloths for our resource tables.
Please consider letting your circle of friends know about this workshop. We must not be afraid to embrace to the reality of life. It is a caring act to help our loved ones through their physical and emotional changes and find ways to put boundaries in place for ourselves. We hope that you will join us!
Have a beautiful day ~
The Petaluma Fabulous Women